A terrorist explosion in Bulgaria. Tourist kidnappings in Egypt. Sometimes violent demonstrations in Greece. A coup in Mali. Deadly drug wars in Mexico. Olympic security failures in England.
The bank where she died in Athens is still shrouded in green tarpaulin and boarded off with corrugated iron. Graffiti scrawled in black across the front reads: "Traitors" and "killers."
Confusion, fear, frustration -- emotions are running high among Greece's people as they face the prospect of new elections next month and massive uncertainty over the country's economic future.
Europeans are revolting -- against their leaders and established political parties, against an austerity plan 'made in Germany', and against a future that promises declining living standards and shriveling public services.
CNN's Jim Boulden talks with Stephen Daldry, who's in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies at the London Games.
Greece has threatened to default on any of its bondholders who do not take part in a ?206bn debt restructuring that officials believe is key to returning Athens to solvency, a move that turns up the heat on potential holdouts ahead of a deadline on Thursday.
Krzysztof Rybinski of Vistula University says he knows how to make money off the eurozone's demise.
CNN's Emily Reuben reports on how European countries can encourage growth in the economy.
The battle of wills between Athens and its eurozone lenders has intensified, with Greece's finance minister accusing "forces in Europe" of pushing his country out of the euro while his German counterpart suggested postponing Greek elections and installing a new government without political parties.
Greeks look set to pay a heavy price for the latest bailout package aimed at rescuing the debt-stricken country and preventing the crisis spreading throughout the eurozone.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the Greek economic crisis and how people on the street are feeling.
Anger over Greece's austerity measures exploded in the streets of Athens early Monday as tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police in riots that left 106 police officers and dozens of civilians injured, according to police.
A seismic shift is taking place in the Greek political system. The series of bailouts and austerity measures implemented during the last two years has led to a fundamental political crisis affecting both the function of government and the standing of key politicians and political parties.
Lawmakers in Greece voted early Monday to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country, while protests raged in the streets.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on new austerity measures approved by Greece's cabinet ahead of a parliamentary vote.
New protests begin in Athens less than 24 hours after EU leaders rejected Greece's proposed bailout deal.
Representatives of eurozone bail-out lenders are scrambling this morning to finalise an agreement with the Greek government after last-minute demands by Athens threatened to upend the deal.
Lucas Papademos, the Greek premier, failed to make party leaders accept harsh terms in return for a second ?130bn bail-out, pushing Athens closer to a disorderly default as early as next month.
Greece's finance minister angrily rejected a German plan for the eurozone to impose a budget overseer onto Athens in return for a new ?130bn bail-out, saying it would improperly force his country to choose between "financial assistance" and "national dignity".
CNN's Richard Quest talks to former EU commissioner Peter Sutherland about the eurozone economic crisis.
The German government wants Greece to cede sovereignty over tax and spending decisions to a eurozone "budget commissioner" to secure a second ?130bn bail-out, according to a copy of the proposal obtained by the Financial Times.
Riot police and protesters clashed Tuesday in central Athens as a student rally was held to mark the third anniversary of the fatal shooting of a teenager by police.
Greek Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos looks to the future for Greece's tourism.
On the second day of his planned four-day visit to Turkey and Greece, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled Friday from Ankara to Istanbul, where he is to participate in the Second Global Entrepreneurship Summit, convoked by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
CNN's Elinda Labropoulou reports on the first general strike under Greece's new interim government.
The streets of the Greek capital were jammed with tens of thousands of protesters Thursday as unions held a general strike in response to austerity policies and government spending cuts aimed at securing bailout funding for the debt-shackled Greek economy.
Larry Munson, who earned the adoration of University of Georgia fans as an unabashed Bulldogs supporter while announcing the team's football games for 42 years, died Sunday night at his Athens home, the school said.
Throughout its history, Greece has been conquered by the Macedonians, the Romans, Persians and, in modern times, the Ottoman Empire and Nazi Germany.
[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, October 24] The photo above was taken Thursday in Athens, Greece, where protesters clashed over the country's tough budget cuts.
CNN's Diana Magnay is in Athens as violence flares during a general strike.
Greek lawmakers voted to approve a new round of tough budget-cutting measures Thursday, despite a second day of angry protests in which one demonstrator died.
Greece should get its next ?8bn in international aid, but its economic outlook is deteriorating so rapidly that the second bail-out plan, agreed just three months ago, is no longer adequate to keep Athens afloat, international lenders have determined.
Protesters and police clashed violently in front of the Greek parliament building Wednesday, as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Athens on the first day of a two-day general strike over austerity measures.
Large demonstrations are expected to have little effect on Greek austerity measures. Elinda Labropoulou reports.
At least 10,000 marchers shut down the center of the Greek capital Wednesday to protest the latest waves of austerity measures announced by the government.
Stocks rose Tuesday, ending higher for a third day, as investors grew more optimistic about Europe's debt crisis being resolved.
Investors were rattled Friday as worries the Greek government may default on its debts resurfaced.
It dawned on me this week that one of the Olympians I covered in Vancouver last year had just begun his bobsled career months before 9/11, and then was an alternate on his first Olympic team in Salt Lake City just months after 9/11. So I gave Steve Mesler, a 2010 gold medalist in four-man bobsled who retired after Vancouver, a call to ask how 9/11 changed things in his corner of the sports world. He recalled president Bush coming to talk to the team before opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City and telling the athletes how important it would be for Americans that they go out and perform their best. He recalled the athletes each being given a copper bracelet bearing the name of a dead New York firefighter or police officer. And he recalled walking toward the Olympic stadium during opening ceremonies and seeing snipers on buildings around the stadium silhouetted like shadow puppets against the evening sky.
Greece's finance minister has said he will implement job cuts immediately in the country's bloated public sector after international lenders turned up the heat on the socialist government.
Greece may be late to the privatization game, but it needs to sell state assets for money. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators Tuesday, as thousands rallied to protest proposed austerity measures on the first day of a two-day strike.
Protests turned violent Tuesday in Greece as police fired tear gas in Athens to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators who had taken to the streets to voice their objection to austerity measures.
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Eurozone finance ministers made clear Monday that they expect Greece to push ahead with a harsh austerity plan, as a condition for getting more bailout money.
Once again, Greeks are protesting new austerity measures being forced upon them by their European neighbors in exchange for relief from a debt crisis. The streets of Athens are rife with rioters throwing fire bombs and clashing with armored police.
Economic and political protests, fueled by social media networks, continue ahead of elections. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
As my CNN colleague Paul Armstrong sprints and I stagger towards the end of the Brighton Marathon in southern England on Sunday, with the traditional words "God Save the Queen," we will curse the wife of King Edward VII for adding 385 yards to the 26 miles that we will already (hopefully) have run.
Zipcar shares soared in their market debut Thursday, after the car sharing company's initial public offering raised more money than it had expected.
A British tourist plane en route to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, made an emergency landing in Greece after a bomb threat Monday, an Athens airport official said.
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Police say a bomb threat was phoned in before a motorbike rigged with explosives blew up near a courthouse.
A strong bomb blast shook one of the main courthouse buildings in central Athens on Thursday morning, Greek police said.
Italian police on Monday found an explosive package at the Greek Embassy in Rome, the second time in as many weeks that embassies there have received explosives through the mail.
Chile's embassy is hit by an attack shortly after a bomb exploded at the Swiss Embassy
An anarchist group claimed credit for a pair of mail bombings Thursday at embassies in Rome, vowing in messages that it plans more such acts to "destroy the systems of domination," the state-run ANSA news agency reports.
Journalist John Psaropoulos describes protests in Athens as unions strike over austerity measures.
Demonstrators massed amid tight security in central Athens on Monday for a protest to mark the second anniversary of the killing of a Greek teen by police.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Athens, Greece, where possible letter bombs have been found.
Greece has resumed air delivery of packages outside the country after a 48-hour suspension, a spokesman for the prime minister's office said Friday.
Police cordoned off one of the busiest thoroughfares in the heart of the Greek capital Thursday as a bomb disposal team investigated a suspicious package found at the entrance to a bank.
A package containing explosives was found at German chancellor's office. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
A series of parcel bombs targeting embassies in Greece and officials across Europe "are not related to international terrorism and groups like al Qaeda," Greek government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis said Wednesday.
Two U.S. tourists unknowingly bought six human skulls in Greece, which they learned when they were stopped at the airport in Athens.
Police have arrested three people after a hostage situation at the National Bank of Greece on Monday, authorities said.
Two pilots died when a Greek military helicopter crashed near Athens Friday, the Ministry of Defense said.
The Greek capital was tense Thursday after the government ordered truck drivers back to work following a three-day strike.
In Glyfada, an affluent coastal suburb of Athens, Aleka Maxtapolou, a 38-year old entrepreneur, spent almost an hour on a recent weekday evening hunting for an ATM that could dispense cash. "What have we come to when we can't even get the cash that's ours," she muttered under her breath with a laugh.
One person was killed in an explosion at the Ministry of Citizen Protection in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, a ministry official said.
Every time I hear another dismal report about how Greece is going to drag the whole world into an economic abyss, I ask out loud: Does anybody remember that only six years ago Athens proudly hosted the Summer Olympics?
The images coming from Greece this spring have been far from beautiful. Instead, the world has seen footage of angry rioters in Athens and police with tear gas.
CNN's Diana Magnay puts on her sightseeing hat to find out how Greek tourism is being hit by the economic crisis.
The Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance will request its first tranche of funding Tuesday from the European Union (EU), according to a press officer at the ministry in Athens.
Athens, Greece (CNN) -- Greek workers went on strike Monday, marching to parliament to protest cuts in government spending demanded by international funders.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Athens, where anger over planned austerity measures has Greeks in the streets.
Thousands of people across the globe took to the streets on Saturday in annual demonstrations for May Day, the annual event marked by demonstrations demanding better working conditions.
Greek protesters clashed with police who fired tear gas during the annual May Day rally on Saturday in Athens, where thousands of people gathering for the event seethed over government belt-tightening plans to deal with the country's debt problems.
An explosion went off Friday at the office of a neo-Nazi group in Athens, Greek police said.
Thousands of people marched through Athens Thursday as part of a 24-hour nationwide strike to protest further austerity measures by the embattled government.
Police fired tear gas and clashed with youths on Athens' streets Wednesday, during otherwise peaceful demonstrations against an austerity program designed to bring down the country's deficit.
The Greek maelstrom that's roiled the world's markets for the last two months is more than a matter of embarrassment for its government. It's become a matter of survival for Greeks.
Greece's prime minister tells Christiane Amanpour he sees the financial crisis as an opportunity to change.
Joshua Smith's fiancee spends an extra day in Athens after her airline forces her to recheck her luggage. Whose fault is this snafu? Her online agent's? The airline's? Or hers? And what, if anything, can be done about it?
Church congregations in east Texas are on high alert after 10 churches were set on fire. KTRK's Christine Dobbyn reports.
Authorities have issued sketches of three people sought in connection with the spate of eastern Texas church fires.
Healthy isn't always the first word that comes to mind when describing this city. But beyond its nightlife exists another world, with no shortage of activities to challenge body and mind. I searched for Miami's healthier side and found it everywhere I looked.
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